Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Amount: $2,000.00

Application Deadline: May 3rd, 2024

Eligibility/Criteria: Only high school seniors who are continuing their education in a four year college program, a two year college program, or a two or four year program at an accredited technical school.

Must be a former student of one of the following programs administered by Citizens for Citizens, Inc.: Head Start, After School Day Care, Family Child Care, or Extended Day Care.


Scholarship Amount: $2,000.00

Application Deadline: 5/17/24

Scholarship Background: The Mark A Sullivan, Jr. Scholarship has been established to honor the legacy of Mark Sullivan who served as the Executive Director of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. for over forty years.  Mr. Sullivan dedicated his life to fighting the causes of poverty as he led the charge in trying to fight  social injustice and financial inequity by administering numerous programs to help people gain self-sufficiency.  Prior to Mr. Sullivan becoming the Executive Director at CFC, he was a professor of Economics at Bristol Community College and felt strongly that a community college provided a great stepping stone for those wishing to further their education. As a gesture to honor his memory, the CFC Board of Directors and Administration have established this scholarship.

A picture of Mark Sullivan Jr standing at a podium

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Only 2024 graduating Bristol Community College students who are continuing their education in a four year college program with a concentration in Early Education, Economics, or a Human Service Field. (must be graduating with all required credits by May 18, 2024)
  • Must reside in the CFC service area (Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Assonet, Freetown, Berkley, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Lakeville & Taunton)

This scholarship is not being offered for 2024.

Scholarship Amount $750.00

Eligibility/Criteria: Parent of current or former student who participated in one of the following Citizens for Citizens, Inc. Programs are eligible to apply:  Head Start Program, After School Day Care Program, Extended Day Care Program and Family Child Care Program.

This award has been established to recognize a parent of a current or former participant in our Head Start, Family Child Care, After School Day Care, Extended Day Care Programs. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college program as a full or part-time student, attending through the Division of Continuing Education, or enrolled in an accredited technical school program, day or evening.  Special interest courses not part of a formal college or technical school program that may have been offered at a college do not qualify.